A survey study of Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) using phages P1,P2 &P3 in Tamluk, West Bengal,India

NC Som, M Chowdhury

Abstract

Genetically modified food, GM foods and crops like Bt cotton, Bt Brinjal,developed from Bacillus thuringiensis, an insecticide and "Round up Ready", a soybean product from other microorganism led the scientist to conclude that the future world's hunger and malnutrition can be overcome. To make more contribution and future use, a survey study of distribution of Bacillus thuringiensis is done Bt- phages P1,P2,P3, are used in replica formation pattern in M-1 agar medium. Spores are used in this study. Only 6 phage affected colonies are detected and their pathogenocity is confirmed on Bombyx mori larva.

Key words: Bacillus thuringiensis; insecticide; pathogenicity.

DOI: 10.3126/jcmsn.v6i3.4069

Journal of College of Medical Sciences-Nepal, 2010, Vol. 6, No. 3 pp.15-18

Keywords

Bacillus thuringiensis; insecticide; pathogenicit
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